Jack's House rolling a strike with area bowlers
Teenage bowlers raised their eyebrows as colorful balls careened down the polished lanes only to curve into the gutters leaving the pins stoically untouched.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Iven's to have new owners
Iven's on the Bay will have new owners next month.
Cheryl Karnowski recently joined Weizenegger-Engel Insurance, Brainerd, as an agency producer.
Strip mall goes under the knife
A Brainerd strip mall is getting a significant facelift.
Brainerd resident honored as Woman of Triumph
Lucy Franz, Brainerd, was honored as a Woman of Triumph at the Women Work! 25th anniversary conference and gala in Washington, D.C.
Brainerd High School honor roll
A honor roll 4.0 - 9.99
Mississippi Horizons honor roll
A honor roll 4.0
Lake Region Christian honor roll
Secondary 3.5 to 4.0
Students discover the joy in reading through a book club
BAXTER -- Four years ago Bridget Surma, a third-grade teacher at Baxter Elementary School, started a book club for her third-graders as a way to pass on her love of reading and to encourage their parents to read with them.
In the mall, humanity's secrets are revealed
In the name of shopping science, Paco Underhill has crawled through stores on his hands and knees, aimlessly roamed mall parking lots and conducted fieldtrips to women's restrooms for wide-eyed males.
In cleaning, women find a certain sense of control
The moment the kids returned to school after their holiday vacation, I sank up to my wrists in warm bubbles.
Baxter third-grade teacher Bridget Surma, along with her fifth-grade book club members, recommended the following book club selections that can be enjoyed by both parents and their children:
This is your chance to be a mentor to a waiting child
Have you thought of volunteering with children?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 190, a year ago 209.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 550. Last Friday: 222. Year Ago Friday: 289. Thursday actual: 430.
A Page 1A story about Missota Paper Co. in Friday's Dispatch should have said bills to vendors have been paid since Nov. 1.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Jim and Shannon (Welle) Cichon, Swanville, a girl, Danielle MaryAnn, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Feb. 5, 2004.
Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners
Victims of clergy abuse
Snowfall increases risk
YANKTON, S.D. -- Warning: Snow-shoveling can be dangerous to your health.
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Low-carb message reaches kids
With millions of U.S. adults devoting themselves to low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins weight-loss program, it is not surprising that some children are following their lead.
Campgrounds provide financial boost, says Corps of Engineers
The six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation facilities in the Mississippi River headwaters region saw more than 900,000 visitors and generated more than $23 million to the local headwaters economy throughout 2003.
A Brainerd woman recently won big on "The Price Is Right."
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 22 - 60 years ago (1944) - With diminutive Chuck Warnberg sinking 17 points and Myer Skoog turning in his usual brilliant floor game, Brainerd's Warriors chalked up an easy 46-34 victory over Aitkin. Warnberg was practically unstoppable as he drove consistently under the basket.
New northeast Brainerd fire station still not operational
The burning question for some Brainerd officials the past several months has been when the northeast Brainerd fire station would be operational.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board special budget reduction meetings for Monday and Thursday have been canceled.
Gull, Cross lakes to be drawn down by March 1
To provide room for spring runoff and reduce flooding danger, Gull and Cross lakes will be drawn down by March 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced.
East Gull Lake approves water plant bid documents
EAST GULL LAKE -- The East Gull Lake City Council in a special meeting Friday approved the bidding documents and specifications for the expansion of its wastewater treatment plant and extension of its city sewer.
Peace group sets deadline to avoid legal action over July 4 snub
The peace group that was barred from marching in Brainerd's Fourth of July parade has set a deadline that, if met, would resolve the matter two days before area residents line up for St. Patrick's Day parades.
Susan J. Zettergren
COON RAPIDS -- Susan J. Zettergren, age 61, of Coon Rapids. Lifetime member of the Coon Rapids VFW Aux. Preceded in
Edward G. Eschenbacher
Edward G. Eschenbacher, age 75, of Brainerd, died Saturday Feb. 21, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Gail A. Phleger
Gail A. Phleger, 89, Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
June Catherine Anderson
EDINA -- June Catherine Anderson (nee Hansen), age 83, of Edina, formerly of Brainerd and Meadowlands. Passed away Friday Feb. 20, 2004. June was born Aug. 13, 1920
NISSWA -- Evelyn Aase, Nisswa, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at her residence. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Gerald 'Jerry' J. Bermel
LITTLE FALLS -- Gerald "Jerry" J. Bermel, age 77 of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Clou
Diane Lee Adam
ROSS LAKE -- Diane Lee Adam, age 64, of Ross Lake, died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at her home. Funeral services 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Sorensen-Root Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday.
Evelyn T. Tretter
LITTLE FALLS -- Evelyn T. Tretter, age 82, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Martin H. English
OUTING -- Martin H. English, age 71 of Outing, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
I want to scream.
Upon reading "daring liars" which appeared in The Brainerd Daily Dispatch on Monday, Feb. 8, I dis
I am astonished and dismayed by the position being taken by the two city council members, Mary Koep and Bob Olson, on the status of Missota Paper and our efforts to find a partner and/or a buyer for the mill. Their opinion is that the city of Brainerd and the local taxpayers are being taken advantage of by Missota regarding the EDA loan which had been issued to the company last spring.
The local angle - Dispatch Editorial
News of each of the 545 American service members who have died since America launched the war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq has been disseminated nation-wide by the news media. Because, so far, very few of the fatalities have been from Minnesota the impact of most of the stories has been minimal.
I hear that your Minnesota governor is experiencing pressure from "whities" to legalize gambling in Minnesota.
Happy days are here again for area sledders
Area businessmen and outdoors enthusiasts like what they see out their windows these days.
PWT field announced for 2004, with local pros aplenty
The In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail has announced its 2004 tournament field and the Brainerd lakes area is well represented.
Turtles thrive in depths of winter
While visions of basking turtles represent spring and summer at its best, who thinks of them in the midst of winter? "Out of sight, out of mind," wouldn't you agree?
Current system must go!
Let's look at the bigger picture -- beyond
Fellegy resolved that DNR look at the big picture on the big lake
Two years ago, when Mille Lacs was embroiled in controversy over hooking mortality, I pondered the big mess the big lake was in and wondered how it might be cleaned up.
Late season panfish can be finicky eaters, so tempt them with small baits
Even though panfish launch into some wild feeding sprees, catching them isn't always easy. Like any fish, they sometimes seem to disappear. When that happens, think small.
Shauna Lake and Josh Heggem
Shauna Lake and Josh Heggem announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Sharon Lake and Mark and Liz Heggem, all of Aitkin. An August wedding is planned.
Erica Kathleen Cullinane and Kevin Criston Drake were married on Dec. 6, 2003, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Rory Swenson officiating.
Holly Johnson and Tim Just were married Sept. 12, 2003, at Calvary Westside Church in Aitkin with Pastor Dallas Smith and Pastor John Just officiating.
Raymond and Olga Sewell
Raymond and Olga Sewell, Fort Ripley, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. Mathias Park.
Wilfred and Elaine Neugebauer
Wilfred and Elaine Neugebauer, Brainerd, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a surprise open house from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 29 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Baxter.
Sarah Ebinger and Shawn Jillson were married Jan. 10, 2004, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Andrew Smith officiating.
Lila Nelson Stuckmayer will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-5 p.m. March 7 at Woodland Acres Assisted Living Center in Brainerd. No gifts please.
Mariah Chamberlain and Travis Svoboda
Mariah Chamberlain and Travis Svoboda announce their engagement. Parents are Cindy and Ed Maile, Brainerd, and James and Donna Svoboda, Aitkin. A March 20 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Amber Marie Holznagel and Christopher Clarence Close
Amber Marie Holznagel and Christopher Clarence Close announce their engagement. Parents are Clayton and Danette Holznagel, Brainerd, and Kevin and Terri Close, East Gull Lake. A July 17 wedding is planned at Lakewood Free Church.
Lori Mortenson and Jim Francis
Lori Mortenson and Jim Francis announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Sue Mortenson, Nisswa, and Merle and Arlene Francis, Brooklyn Park. A May 15 wedding is planned at The Church of St. Therese in Deephaven.
Pioneers falls short in OT
MAPLE LAKE -- Danny Kimman had 16 points and Joe Kahl added 15 points as the Pierz Pioneers were nipped 70-67 in overtime by the Maple Lake Irish in Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball Friday.
Cretin-Derham Hall 5, South St. Paul 4
Umland lets scoring do talking
There isn't much Cory Umland hasn't accomplished as a high school athlete.
Area events Saturday
WOMEN'S COUNTRY league
Local sports shorts
Community services in Little Falls is sponsoring a co-rec volleyball tournament March 20.
Pierz wrestlers headed to state
ROYALTON -- The Pierz Pioneers won the Section 6, Class 1A team wrestling title plowing through Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars 64-6 and Paynesville 54-11 Friday advancing to their fifth state tournament.
Rangers fight back to win in OT
CROSBY -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' basketball team shot 17 free throws Friday. The Crosby-Ironton Rangers made 36.
C-I declaws Wolverines
WADENA -- Whitney Smetana scored 14 points and Kim Rosecrans 13 to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 61-47 in Mid-State Conference girls' basketball action Friday.
Korf shows Pierz coach
Becky Korf is proof that nice people don't always finish last.
Third quarter dooms Warriors
When an opposing basketball player gets a hot hand most of the time a team can withstand it and keep the game from getting out of hand.
They call him Launchin' Levi
Levi LaVallee has made a name for himself.
W-DC ends regular season with 23 wins
WADENA -- Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverine goalies Pete Miley, Kyle Timm and Eric Krause combined to shutout Crookston 4-0 Friday in boys' hockey to end their regular season.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Class 3A Section Playoffs
What's the most vulnerable computer part? The user?
Little by little, the loop is closing on some of the biggest threats to personal computing.
Digital Smart Watch fails test
When I was a kid, Dick Tracy's wrist radio seemed incredibly cool. Forty-five years later, with a new digital radio watch strapped around my wrist, I should be feeling pretty cool, too. Instead, I feel silly.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers early far north... Then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs low to mid 30s.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly to partly sunny. Highs upper 30s southwest to the
The Weather Elsewhere
Rain and snow in the East; dry weather in the central and western states
Wet weather is forecast for the East Saturday, while dry conditions dominate in the nation's middle section and the West.
State forecast for Minnesota
.This afternoon...Partly cloudy west. Decreasing clouds east.
Let it snow
Weather drawing by Crystal Ranney of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Rest of today...Clearing eastern third...Mostly sunny elsewhere.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the 30s northeast and far east...To near 50 southwest.
Many thanks to the following businesses for their generous donations toward the purchase of the McGruff the Crime Dog Costume:
Women of the Moose and lodge meetings will be 7 p.m. Thursday. Meeting rooms available for non-profits at no charge.
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